Ten Bells is gone — for now
The North Oak Cliff building that's been home to Ten Bells Tavern is being demolished to make room for another luxury apartment building.
Why it matters: Ten Bells has been a fixture in Bishop Arts for more than a decade, the site of many glorious late nights.
The irony: The popular pub has been a key part of making Bishop Arts the kind of place where developers want to put giant apartment buildings like the one being built in its former location.
- The Local Oak, another popular bar on the same block, closed forever in December.
What's happening: Meri Dahlke, the owner and founder of Ten Bells, tells Axios she's working on the new location at 238 W. 8th St. — basically behind the old building. Dahlke says progress has been slowed by the permit process.
- She hopes to open the bar in August.
What they're saying: "Everything moves at a snail's pace," Dahlke says.
Most importantly: Dahlke and some of her staff have relocated all of the tavern's popular cats to the new property, including the last holdout, a big black kitty named Motörhead.
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